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Feb 22

Nova Scotia has announced it is spending $65 million to ensure CCAs become the highest paid in Atlantic Canada.

Effective Thursday, (February 11th) wages for CCAs in the publicly-funded sector will increase by about 23 per cent. This raise will bring the top annual salary for CCAs to $48,419, or about $25 an hour. According to the province, this will mean nearly $9,000 more per year for most full-time workers.

Oct 22

Nova Scotia nursing students start placements in long-term care to tackle staff shortages

" The system needs investment, and the workers need support now. We want them to know they are heard, valued and respected," Houston said in the release.The province said groups with collective agreements that have already been settled will be adjusted upward to the new pay scale.

Feb 22

No Tuition For Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) Training: Island Career Academy

We are pleased to announce that we will also be partnering with the Northside Guest Home, Harbourstone Enhanced Care, and MacGillivray Guest Home along with the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors and Long Term Care (SLTC) to deliver a new and innovative program designed to address the shortage of qualified Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) in Nova Scotia. This means FREE TUITION for CCA students for the next two years.

Being an employee of CBVRCE, I saw first hand the need for classroom supports. When researching schools, I needed to find balance so I could navigate school and home life. The idea of going back to school was overwhelming. When I started the process, everything fell into place. I was able to accomplish this at Island Career Academy through convenient class times. Staff were very professional, supportive and accommodating. From my experience, Island Career Academy will train professional, hard-working individuals to obtain a promising career. I am a full time Teacher Assistant with the help of Island Career Academy.
Lisa Beddow
Teacher Assistant, Class Of 2022

I honestly enjoyed every single day of my 2 years at Island Career Academy. The curriculum is very challenging, but the instructors are so passionate, knowledgeable and eager for your success, that it makes tackling the information less intimidating. If I receive praise from a client, I am sure to let them know that I was trained by the best.

I continue to seek mentorship from my instructors as a practicing Registered Massage Therapist and they are always willing to offer advice and guidance. I am grateful for all the learning experiences, support form instructors and administrative staff, as well as the relationships I was able to establish along my journey.

Kayleigh MacDougall
Massage Therapy, Class Of 2022
I would recommend Island Career Academy to anyone looking to become an Early Childhood Educator. The faculty are second to none and their knowledge and teaching have given me the confidence to be able to take on this journey at this stage in my life. When I was thinking of returning to school, people referred me to island Carer Academy and let me tell you it was the best decision I ever made.
Leon Doyle
Early Childhood Education, Class Of 2022